A couple of weeks ago, we were delighted to produce and deliver two of the courses at the lunch for over 200 attendees at the 37th annual Master Chefs of Great Britain at the Trump Turnberry Hotel, supporting this year’s charity SAMH and the Master Chefs of Great Britain Education Fund.
About Master Chefs of Great Britain
The Master Chefs of Great Britain (MCGB) was formed in 1980 with the aims of not only providing chefs with the opportunity to exchange ideas but also to further the profession through the training and guidance of young chefs. Coupled with this, the association promotes the best of British produce to the general public, provides cookery demonstrations at food festivals, colleges and schools as well as publishing a food and wine magazine.
The association runs its own training scheme, high profile Master Chef competitions, and offers diplomas at both a Training and Advanced Training level as well as opportunities for young chefs to learn more about food production in this country through visiting growers, suppliers and manufacturers with the emphasis always on fresh, local produce.
As you would expect from 2 fellows of the Master Chef’s of Great Britain- David Hunt, Inspire Chef Director and Willie Pike MBE, Inspire Executive Development Chef, their exquisite pulled sugar clementine palate cleanser and chocolate dessert masterpiece turned out a huge success on the day!
Working alongside David and Willie, were Turnberry Hotel chefs and the marvellous students of Glasgow City College and South Lanarkshire College (led by Callum Dow, Executive Chef at Trump Turnberry Hotel) created the earlier courses using locally sourced Scotch PGI beef from Farmer Drew Young, Girvan Mains Farm, finest Scottish salmon and shellfish and cheeses from the Isle of Arran. As expected, they also went down a treat and the exquisite presentation didn’t go unnoticed!
There were approximately 220 people in attendance at the lunch including Lady Claire Macdonald OBE, patron of MCGB, highly experienced and award-winning chefs such as Stewart Cameron and Bruce Sangster, and many more accredited culinary experts from around the UK.
All proceeds from the raffle and auction will go to further the work of this year’s selected charity, SAMH, a charity that is close to our hearts at Inspire.
As ever, the lunch was a fantastic success all round and we can’t wait to see what next year brings!